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Pecos County Memorial Hospital Board of Managers meet Tuesday at 5 p.m.

This is to advise that the Pecos County Memorial Hospital Board of Managers will meet in regular session on October 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the classroom at Pecos County Memorial Hospital, 387 West …

Washington state man dies in Highway 285 crash

A Washington state man was killed Oct. 12 in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 285 about 8 miles north of Fort Stockton. According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, …

Living history Day

Historic Fort Stockton is hosting “Living History Day” on Friday. The event aims to educate the students and the public on the military history of Fort Stockton. The first half of the day …

Ungraded Wool triggers loan deficiency payment in Pecos and Terrell counties

Ungraded wool producers in Pecos and Terrell Counties may be eligible for loan deficiency payments (LDPs) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), which help …

New chief well rooted with life in West Texas

Robert Lujan, Fort Stockton's new police chief, has deep ties to West Texas. He was born and raised in Van Horn, graduating high school there in 1984. He then attended Sul Ross State University. …
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
Letter to the Editor

Opposes use of drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: I used to believe that the biggest threat to our water supply in Pecos County was the hare-brained idea to export water via an unbuilt pipeline to Midland-Odessa. However, after …
OPINION

What are SLAPP lawsuits and why do you need a law to protect you from them?

(Note: The following opinion piece appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Feb. 15, 2019 and is reprinted with its permission). Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas …
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